Packaging Leader (Yorkshire, UK) - (Ref: 1257)

Our client is a leading craft brewery based in the North West. They have a great reputation for producing excellent beer, with a number of exciting projects under way aided by their recent expansion onto their new semi-automated brew-kit. 

The business has acquired a new site next to the brewery, which is being commissioned as a packaging facility.  They have an ambitious strategy to grow the packaging business and become a significant player in the contract market will see further investments in both kegging and canning capacity in the coming years. 

They are now looking to recruit a Packaging Leader to lead a small team and be responsible for the daily running of the packaging plant.  The successful candidate will report to the Operations Director and will work closely with brewing, sales and logistics leaders to ensure the successful packaging and warehousing of the products. 

This is a new venture for the Brewery and there is significant scope to shape and influence the direction of this part of the business. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the packaging team to ensure production meets business demand.  This includes planning shifts, managing the transfer of beer from the brewery and balancing the priorities of packaging own brand products vs contract 3rd party.
  • Maintain packaging equipment and resolve issues when they arise
  • Liaise with 3rd party customers to ensure their products are packaged as per requirements
  • Manage stock volumes and work with suppliers to meet production cycles
  • Perform lab analysis and other QA processes to ensure packaged products are fit for purpose
  • Maintain packaging team records and training logs
  • Influence strategic direction, work closely with other teams to grow this part of the business 

Skills, experience and attributes:

  • Some experience on a beverage packaging line
  • Experience running bottling lines and maintaining packaging equipment preferred
  • Understanding capacity planning, budget setting and KPI production
  • Understanding beer production processes
  • Understanding CIP systems and chemical usage and interaction
  • Food hygiene or brewing qualification (HACCP, IBD etc)
  • Understanding of QA processes
  • Plant maintenance engineering advantageous
  • Able to work effectively in a team or as an individual
  • Strong interpersonal skills and confidence engaging with others
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • People management skills with ability to get things done through others 

Applications only please from candidates eligible to work in the UK. 

For more information, please contact Penny Zaloumis at The Carling Partnership Limited


+44 1483 893 100.



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